Boston Employment Law Information Center
Seeking assistance from a qualified employment law attorney in Massachusetts?
Employment law encompasses a variety of issues that can affect private employees, government employees, as well as independent contractors. These matters might include, but are not limited to:
- Wage Payments
- Unpaid overtime
- Breach of employment contracts
- Wrongful termination
- Unemployment compensation
- Severance packages
- Discrimination & harassment, which can be based on race, age, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or veteran status.
Additional issues that fall under employment law involve employee benefits such as:
- Vacation pay
- Family and medical leave (FMLA)
- Maternity or paternity leave
- COBRA subsidies
- Retirement accounts
In what types of situations should I seek advice from an employment law attorney?
You believe that you have been terminated from your employment for discriminatory reasons
You are experiencing abusive or harassing conduct by supervisors or co-workers in the workplace
You have a severance package to be reviewed and negotiated
You believe that your employer has violated company policies and procedures
Your employer has taken disciplinary action against you
You have not received compensation for regular wages or salary or overtime worked
Your believe that your working conditions are unsafe
You have been terminated but have not received all wages owed to you
You would like to claim Workers’ Compensation for injuries that you have sustained in the workplace
Your employer is challenging your claim for unemployment benefits, or you have been denied unemployment benefits
Workplace disputes can escalate quickly into very complicated matters. Therefore, it is often a good idea to seek the assistance of an attorney as early on in the case as possible.